Report: Zion Williamson (knee sprain) won’t play vs. Syracuse

According Jeff Goodman, Duke phenom Zion Williamson (right knee) will not play against Syracuse on Saturday night. Williamson now famously injured his right knee less than 40 seconds into the game against North Carolina on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Williamson’s injury, suffered after his shoe ripped, was diagnosed with a Grade 1 knee sprain, and listed as day-to-day; according to Goodman, though, he will not return to the floor this weekend. Syracuse hosts Duke with a tip-off time set for 6 p.m.

This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season; back in January, Syracuse upset Duke in Durham. Duke point guard Tre Jones left that game early on with an injury, too. Duke was also without the services of Cam Reddish that night; the one-and-done wing sat due to feeling under the weather.

Duke’s next game after Syracuse comes next Tuesday. It’s another road game, too: No. 22 Virginia Tech.


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